Vol. #29: Showcasing (3) More Awesome Gang Authors!!

Hello Everyone!

Is your Friday flowing well for you so far this afternoon? Do you have any plans for the weekend? I plan on spending time with friends having dinner this weekend. As I have said quite a few times before, I thank you for checking out my 16-year-old son John’s “Call To Action Marketing” business (hashtag #CTAMarketing). This post is intended to share even more work of some independent authors, such as myself, and earn some good karma in the process. Why not offer you a taste of a variety of authors with different content? Let me know if you have discovered a new author during this “Showcased Author Series”? My objective is to pick out different authors that offer a variety of media content. For the record, I know nothing about the author other than what is showcased in the author article that was shared, via Awesome Gang. Feel free to copy and paste and share this content on your blog, if you like. As an author, if you want to add more information, drop it down in the comment section below and I will edit and add at my earliest convenience. For now, I’m connecting with the authors in an effort to build my author network. Hopefully, they will follow me back on social media. I’m game to cross promote each other on social media as well. Just let me know or re-tweet one of my posts and I will automatically return the favor on Twitter. I’m totally cool with many ways to help each other market each other. When you are a small content creator, it is important to help others out. I’m even submitted #ConstructionTales to both Awesome Gang and Book Reader Magazine recently. When I’m ready to release my children’s book Not All Girls Play With Dolls on Amazon, I shall submit again at that time. My first children’s book #NotAllGirlsPlayWithDolls is to empower young kids to pursue their passions even if it is not normally the tradition in their society. Do you have any requests for a specific author or style of content? Let me know your various suggestions down the in the comment section below. For now, here are (3) showcased authors down below:

Showcased Author- 1.) Sanzaki Kojika

Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I write under the pen name is Sanzaki Kojika. I have been writing since a child and always immersing myself in the fantasy world. It only made sense that I would become a writer myself. I currently have 12 novels completed and published, 2 artbooks, and 17 graphic novels. I am always writing and creating.

What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest book is Zos Kias vol 14 as of Feb 2022. I am also already working on the next volume as well as Hanif, the long awaited sequel to Altier. I find inspiration all around me, but with Zos Kias specifically, it draws heavy inspiration from gothic literature, manga, and Aleister Crowley, the Ordo Templi Orientis, and Zos Kia.

Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I tend to get a lot of writing done in weird place. I sometimes find it easier to write when out than home. The majority of Hanif has been written in the waiting rooms at doctors’ offices.

What authors, or books have influenced you?
Terry Brooks and Barbara Hambly were the two big authors that influenced me as a writer at the beginning. Since then, a lot of others have come into play. I have a huge library of books and love to read, so I’m constantly learning new things.

What are you working on now?
My big project right now is Hanif, the very long awaited sequel to Altier. Altier was intended to be a oneshot, but thanks to fans “pursuading” me, I finally decided to write what happens after. I always had the idea in my head, but never planned to do much with it. It’s been a lot of fun working with the story, especially some of the new characters.

What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Haven’t found it yet, but I’m still learning.

Do you have any advice for new authors?
Keep writing. It’s good to make good habits and get in the practice of just sitting down to write, even if it’s only a little bit.

What is the best advice you have ever heard?
An English teacher in highschool gave me the best advice, so I’ll repeat it here: “All that stuff you’ve learned in English growing up? Forget it. Writing fiction isn’t like that.”

What are you reading now?
Reading the latest Dresden Files book!

What’s next for you as a writer?
More writing, haha. I’m also working hard to promote myself more as a writer. I am hoping to do an in-person book tour in the next year or two. I had started getting it planned and locations when COVID hit, so things have been strange.

If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
Oh man, that’s a tough one! Honestly, a notebook and a sketchbook might be enough for me though…

Author Websites and Profiles
Sanzaki Kojika Website: https://www.amazon.com/Sanzaki-Kojika/e/B00JJ0KMJ6
Sanzaki Kojika Amazon Profile: https://www.s-kojika.com/

Showcased Author- 2.) Butch & Louie

Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
We’ve published three books in the last year: Butch & Louie’s Book of Stress-Relieving Humor: Feel Better Fast, Butch & Louie’s Book of Poetry, and Butch & Louie’s Book of Odd Short Stories.

The only thing they have in common is us, Butch & Louie.

What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Our last book is Butch & Louie’s Book of Odd Short Stories. Our inspiration was poverty.

Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Yes, we only write with words we can spell.

What authors, or books have influenced you?
Mrs. Blanchard, our tenth grade English teacher, encouraged our study of etymology, which looks at the origin of words and how they’ve changed over time.

One day, she asked us to stay after class to discuss some specific things she thought we could do to improve ourselves. As we were taking notes on everything she said, she used the word incorrigible in a reference to us. We raised our hands and asked her if she could spell that, and maybe use it in sentence to put it into context for us.

She said, “Of course. You two are incorrigible idiots who can’t spell sh*t!” She suggested we hang around for the summer and take a class in etymology which might help us learn to string two words together that make some kind of sense.

At first, we thought etymology might be a cooking class, but thanks to Mrs. Blanchard, we got our first real lessons in understanding and using words. However, she was wrong about us not being able to spell the word “sh*t.” If she had looked around the school, she would have credited us with using it in several places, both in context and out of context.

Mrs. Blanchard would probably be surprised to know we over came being idiots and wrote three books with all the words spelled correctly. Unfortunately, she has dementia now and lives in a home with other people who can’t remember who lives next door. However, we’ve been told that every time our names are mentioned, she gets very animated and needs tranquilizers to calm down, so we know she still remembers us. Why wouldn’t she? We’re Butch & Louie.

What are you working on now?
Lately, we’ve been thinking about a plan to spring Mrs. Blanchard from the home and take her for ride, but first we’ve got to adjust our cam chain tensioners. If the cam chain tensioners are too tight, we’ll have inner bearing problems. Then we’ll have to buy hydraulic tension cam plates, and won’t be able to take anyone for a ride.

What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
We give them away. In our marketing survey of 5000 people who showed signs of being able to read, they said they preferred books that didn’t cost anything. That did it for us, so all of Butch & Louie’s books are free.

Do you have any advice for new authors?
Of course we do. Make sure you are very successful and make lots and lots of money before you start publishing books because you’re going to need it!

What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Make sure you are very successful and make lots and lots of money before you start publishing books because you’re going to need it!

What are you reading now?
We’re reading the instruction manual for adjusting our cam chain tensioners. Friday is date night! We’ve got to get it done.

What’s next for you as a writer?
We’re just waiting to the back from the Pulitizer Board.

If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
What! No streaming services?

Butch & Louie Amazon Profile: https://www.amazon.com/Butch-Louie/e/B093BCJJXP/ref=dp_byline_cont_pop_book_1

Showcased Author- 3.) Stewart Kouba

Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
Stewart Kouba is a pastor, educator, and beekeeper, who resides in the piney woods of East Texas. He has a Bachelor’s Degree from Baylor University and a Masters in Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. He loves spending time with his beautiful wife and children playing games, writing stories, and building dreams. The Land of Grand is Stewart’s first children’s book!

What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The Land of Grand; There’s something special about Grandmothers. Actually Grandparents, in general, are quite wonderful. I don’t know if it’s the way they captivate you or how they charm their way through life, but magic seems to follow them wherever they go. One day I caught a glimpse of that magic and had to pen the truth of The Land of Grand! The secret is out…

Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Writing, in general, is unusual when you have three kids under the age of 3. I’ll take what I can get!

What authors, or books have influenced you?
The Brothers Karamazov by Dostoyevsky
The Book of James
Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis
A Severe Mercy by Vanauken
Where the Sidewalk Ends by Silverstein
The Hobbit by Tolkien
Phantastes by MacDonald

What are you working on now?
The second installment in the Land of Grand series. This one focuses on grandfathers and is due out this Summer.

What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Word of Mouth!

Do you have any advice for new authors?
It’s ok that most of what you write will end up in the garbage. Keep writing!

What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Being on time covers a multitude of sins.

What are you reading now?
Atomic Habits by James Clear

What’s next for you as a writer?
A few articles this week for the local paper:)

If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
The Gospel of Luke
Abolition of Man
SAS Survival Handbook
Me Talk Pretty One Day

Stewart Kouba Website: https://www.landofgrand.com/
Stewart Amazon Profile: https://www.amazon.com/Stewart-Kouba/e/B09RRMJLL4/ref=dp_byline_cont_pop_book_1

Thanks for peeping all of this great author content that I have shared with you today. There is a bonus with getting to learn about some new authors that are out on the market. Perhaps we have found a future best seller? Let me know, in the comment section below, if you either like or dislike the author showcase content? I’m also sharing my latest (8) podcast episodes that are listed down below from The Verbally Disastrous Podcast, via links for Spotify & YouTube down below. If you are into reading on a Kindle, check out my newest short story release that belongs to my Construction Tales-Told By A Woman Kindle Vella Library short story series on Amazon down below. This new short story #11 is entitled, “Juggling Motherhood & Working With The Tools”. This short story covers my life as a widowed, single mother in the era when I juggled both motherhood and my career as a journeywoman electrician. The previous short story is #10 is entitled, “Early Life Lessons & Characters To Meet As An Apprentice”. If anyone has read any of my other previous short stories, by all means, let me know what you think? Check out the links for my book #ConstructionTales down below. I’m multi-tasking being at work while sharing with you my blog posts. Enjoy your Friday and be safe now that we are back to another glorious weekend. I wish you a great morning/afternoon/evening on your side of the globe and a restful or productive day!

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Link To Construction Tales: Volume I: A Woman’s Journey To Become An Electrician (Paperback & Kindle) On Amazon:

Link To Construction Tales: A Young Person’s Guide To Accomplish Anything In Life (Paperback & Kindle) On Amazon:

U.S.A.: Use This Link For The Audio Version Of My Book #ConstructionTales On Audible:

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VERBALLY DISASTROUS PODCAST EPISODE LINKS:

Here is the link to the Verbally Disastrous Podcast on Spotify:

Verbally Disastrous-On Spotify

Verbally Disastrous Season #1, Ep. #41: Part A- Working On The Railroad With The Tools As A Chick! on YouTube:

Verbally Disastrous Season #1, Ep. #42: Part B- Working On The Railroad With The Tools As A Chick! on YouTube:

Verbally Disastrous! Season #1, Episode #43: Part A- Tramping In Cali! on YouTube:

Verbally Disastrous! Season #1, Episode #44: Part B- Tramping In Cali! on YouTube:

Verbally Disastrous! Season #1, Episode #45: Part C- Tramping In Cali! on YouTube:

Verbally Disastrous! Season #2, Episode #46:Early Life Lessons & Characters To Meet As An Apprentice On YouTube:

Verbally Disastrous Podcast! S#2, Ep. #47: Part A- Juggling Motherhood & Working With The Tools on YouTube:

Verbally Disastrous Podcast! S#2, Ep. #48: Part B- Juggling Motherhood & Working With The Tools on YouTube:

I recently shared my latest short story that has been loaded up to my Construction Tales-Told By A Woman Kindle Vella Library on Amazon. This is short story #11 entitled, “Juggling Motherhood & Working With The Tools”. This short story covers my life as a widowed, single mother in the era when I juggled both motherhood and my career as a journeywoman electrician. I share the various challenges I faced and lessons learned along the way. The previous short story is entitled: #10: “Early Life Lessons & Characters To Meet As An Apprentice”. I decided to write about some life lessons such as guarding your personal information, managing nasty rumors, combating sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and racism. Overall, the construction culture has improved dramatically over the past 25-years. Developing both a thick skin and a sharp tongue are key tools needed to survive various jobsite antics. I hope you learn something from this short story. There are more to come. These short stories are now also available as Verbally Disastrous podcast episodes.

Construction Tales- Told By A Woman: (11) Kindle Vella Short Stories On Amazon!!

The Verbally Disastrous Store On Tee-Spring:

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Cheers!
Leslie M. Jasper

-Author And Host of the #VerballyDisastrous podcast now alive on many platforms that include: Acast, Amazon Music, Anchor, Apple Podcasts, Breaker, Castbox, Deezer, Google Podcasts, I Heart Radio, Listen Notes, Overcast, Pandora Podcasts, Player FM, Pocket Casts, Pod Bean, Podchaser, Podcast Addict, Podcast Gang, Radio Public, Reason, Soundcloud, Soundtrap, Spotify, Stitcher, Tune In, and YouTube.

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